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WPRI | September 5, 2017
When the bell rings and schools in Rhode Island’s capital city open their doors for another school year Tuesday morning, teachers throughout the district will be focusing on more than just math and English. Providence is one of many school districts across the country investing in social and emotional learning...
Somerville Times | August 27, 2017
“Whether it’s wrap-around services, enrichment programs, or data insights, if we want to ensure the best outcomes for our students, it’s important that we use a range of approaches beyond excellent academic instruction. Student Insights is just another example of how the city and schools can work together and utilize...
WPRI | August 3, 2017
Nearly four months after the city brought together more than 400 students, parents, educators and other stakeholders for an all-day summit on education, the Elorza...
City of Providence | June 28, 2017
“EAT, PLAY, LEARN is a one-stop-shop of engaging summer programming and access to healthy, nutritional summer meals,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Making sure that our youth are spending their summers participating in outdoor, educational and thoughtful programming means that our students will continue to build upon the strides they make...
TES | June 16, 2017
Schools alone cannot level the playing field for disadvantaged students, the founder of the Harvard Education Redesign Lab tells Jessica Powell. What we need, he says, is more ‘connective tissue’ between health, social care, and education.
San Francisco Chronicle | June 2, 2017
Just over a year ago, Darius Aikens was homeless, couch-surfing from one friend’s place to the next, while trying to keep up with his junior-year classes at Oakland High. It wasn’t easy, but he knew if he kept his grades up and graduated, college was not only possible, but guaranteed...
Salem News | May 21, 2017
Another system-wide improvement noted under the plan is the City Connects program, a Boston-based program that would connect students in all of Salem’s elementary and middle schools with resources to help with non-academic issues, such as housing, counseling and other issues. The program is slated to begin next year, with...
HGSE News | May 15, 2017
Inspired by the successful Harlem Children’s Zone model, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink supports Promise Neighborhoods to wrap children in education, health, and social supports from cradle to career.
Wicked Local: Somerville | May 9, 2017
At its 25th Anniversary Celebration held recently in Boston, Breakthrough Greater Boston announced that it will open a new site in Somerville. BTGB, which already has sites in Cambridge and Boston, will partner with the Somerville Public Schools.
Brown Daily Herald | April 11, 2017
Residents and educators of all backgrounds gathered to create a future vision for the city’s education system at the All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit, April 8.

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